Ulrich Bez Might Step Down as Aston Martin CEO by the End of 2013 image

Ulrich Bez is expected to step down as Aston Martin’s CEO by the end of this year and take up a more ambassadorial job at the company.

Ulrich Bez will turn 70 this November and has been Aston Martin’s CEO and chairman since July 2000. He is appreciated for his success with the DB7 and also for overseeing Aston’s move from Newport Pagnell to Gaydon, where it built a world-class plant and oversaw the launch of the modern lineup of Aston Martin vehicles.

Although the company did not comment on this information, Autocar’s sources said that a new boss might replace Ulrich Bez this summer, working together during a transition period. Ulrich managed to be besides the company until its 100th birthday celebrated this year.

“As we celebrate our centenary in 2013 and look back on a century of excitement, innovation and style it’s also the perfect time to look to the future with this astonishing race car”, said Ulrich Bez.

He was referring to the Rapide S Hybrid Hydrogen which will race on the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of the Nurburgring, next month. According to the British based automaker, the Aston Martin Rapide S Hybrid Hydrogen is based on the 2013 Aston Martin Rapide S and the model can run on either gasoline, hydrogen, or on a combination between the two.

Source: europeanceo.com